City of Harahan (Port of)

Harahan Port (port code: USHRJ) is a port in Jefferson Parish, in Louisiana and suburb of New Orleans, the United States. Prior to the Huey P. Long Bridge being built, it was one of few points on the entire Mississippi River where railcars could cross. The Illinois Central and Southern Pacific Railroads maintained a ferry crossing between it and Avondale to carry their railroad cars across the Mississippi River. To reach this ferry, the rail cars traveled up an incline that brought them over the river levee. The three largest barges in the world, the Mastodon, the Mammoth and El Grande once called it home.

City of Harahan (Port of)
Bryan Wallace, Chie Administrative Officer
6437 Jefferson Highway
Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 405-0114